Inverness Cathedral

Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain and was the first new cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.

Bishop Robert Eden decided that the Cathedral for the united Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness should be in Inverness. The foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley, in 1866 and construction was complete by 1869, although a lack of funds precluded the building of the two giant spires of the original design. The architect was Alexander Ross, who was based in the city. The cathedral is built of red Tarradale stone, with the nave columns of Peterhead granite.

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Founded: 1866-1869
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Wiji Sixstar (17 months ago)
There is something special about this Cathedral. Is it the old wood floor boards creaking under your step? Or the delicate ting of loose floor tiles as you make your way to the altar? Or the sun dancing through exquisite stained glass windows? What will your special memory be?
Marcin Kuna (2 years ago)
⛪One of the top Inverness landmarks with rich history and a scenic setting. Blooming trees only highlighted this architectural wonder's magnificence during our quick stop. ?️ Parking up front is limited so you might have to look for the space at the back. ☕ Based on online information, there's a cafe within the cathedral grounds
Margaret Mcguigan (2 years ago)
Beautiful old Cathedral just on the River Ness. When we went recently they were asking for £1 donation to get in. It's not as big as some of the other Cathedrals we've visited but it is still as beautiful.
Nena Julijana Molnar (2 years ago)
Nice hostess,love the remeberance guilt with the butterlfies and the book,wat a lovely way to honor and remember loved ones you mis.Warm welcome if you visit for achitecture which is amazing, enjoy the sublime acustic,lit a candle or prayer.loved the traquility. They have handcrafted souvenirs too
Harvey Trop (2 years ago)
Interesting cathedral, though relatively modern (late 1800's). Very good signage for the stained glass windows and other items of interest. 1£ entry fee.
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